Lean on resources, but I immediately noticed: no option to password-protect files, generated table of contents does not contain links for navigation, and a 35 kB LibreOffice .odt file swells to 156.5 kB in Abiword native format. Buhbye Abiword, back to LibreOffice.
I like the minimalism of the AbiWord interface. Most word processors seem to be trying to outdo each other in how cluttered and bloated they can be, but AbiWord keeps it simple and clean. But the bugs are real. It couldn’t even open a very simple odt file it had saved itself - the document was blank. But then LibreOffice was weirdly able to read it, although there was an unexplained box around the text. Even the word wrap acts funny - it left the first leffer of a word hanging on the end of the previous line until it suddenly realised it had to reformat halfway through the next line. That’s only happened to me once, and I haven’t been able to reproduce it. There are also some interface issues - for instance, a lot of drop down lists are missing scrollbars, such as the font selector, which makes it really annoying to change fonts. So while Abiword has the perfect environment for the kind of writing I do (moreso than any other word processor for linux), given all its bugs I'm just not sure if I can trust it with my files.
Better, faster and more secure than libre office. When I ran a virus scan with clam tk I encountered 127 threats, all from libre office macro. and from Abiword 0 threats (other software, whether or not added yourself from the linux mint program manager also 0 threats.
I love Gnumeric & thought this might be good too. I'm disappointed. Quite buggy, fewer features don't bother me but the ones it has don't always work properly.
Light and fast. I write stories for an hobby. All my stories are written with Abiword. I like it better hen LibreOffice.
fast and good enough to hack a short structured and formatted text including a odd table or image. No design tool or book creator.
very efficient, when it comes to adding images to your text, it handles them better than libreOffice. recommend 100%
Decided to give it a try after not using it for a while. Yes, it is lean on resources, compared to Libreoffice. Typed up a document, proceeded to save to avoid losing data: Program crahed on the spot. Uninstalling.
Use libreoffice instead
Traitement de texte ultra légés, il ne convient pas pour utilisation professionnelle ou en entreprice (on lui préferera LibreOffice Writer pour une utilisation plus poussée). Mais il est idéal pour les très vieux ordinateurs.
nach meiner Erfahrung als seriöses und professionelles Schreibprogramm nur sehr beschränkt einsetzbar
Easy to use and powerfull, it opens .docx too! The best text editor on lightweight distro
Fix the page scrolling if you want to be taken seriously
bien pour faire de petits documents simple
This programs is very sux.
Riddled with bugs, and always has been. I'm a writer, and this is software for writing. Yet, from experience I would never trust it to handle my words with care. Problem? Yes.
A good program.
Good, but I have libreOffice, so... I don't need this one.
Abiword is my favorite word processor. It has everything I need and more but not too much more. After Google Chrome and Thunderbird, the first tool out of the box.
Abiword is a simple basic word processor. I write documents using Abiword almost daily for internal company and personal use, and external publication/presentation documents.